Day: November 10, 2011

On Conan, Jesse Popp considers fake Rolexes and real prostitutes

Jesse Popp made his late-night debut last night on Conan, where Popp also is one of the show’s newest hires as a staff writer. Originally from Michigan, Popp is like Norm Macdonald but younger. Much younger. And less Canadian. You know what I’m trying to say. Right? In this set, Popp talks up the fake Rolex situation, shoe bags, and meeting a prostitute in the park. Wait. That sounds weird. Just let him explain it. Roll...

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Oscars shakeup: Billy Crystal in, Eddie Murphy out as 2012 Academy Awards host

In an odd twist of fate and Brett Ratner being Brett Ratner, we went from Tower Heist propelling Eddie Murphy’s comedy comeback to hosting the Academy Awards, to, well, none of those things materializing. And it’s still only November. Don’t believe the hype. First Ratner quit as Oscars co-producer. Then Murphy quit as Oscars host. And before you could say, remember how Billy Crystal was interested in returning for a ninth time to host in 2012, we learned that Billy Crystal will host the Academy Awards in February 2012. As the comedian himself Tweeted and received an RT from...

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Comedian Drew Hastings voted Mayor of Hillsboro, Ohio

In case you thought Dave Chappelle was the only big-time comedian finding a lifestyle in rural Ohio, then you haven’t been keeping up with what Drew Hastings has been up to in Hillsboro. Hastings not only moved to the rural town of 6,600 outside of Cincinnati several years ago, but also began investing in the city personally and professionally, renovating real estate, writing a newspaper column, and this week, winning the election to become the town’s next mayor, as a Republican. Here is a local TV report from WKRC-TV in Cincinnati. Roll it. Hastings, 57, was born in Casablanca...

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